Scotland - SW and Borders

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allanton A smart pump with clean lines in Allanton, Scottish Borders. Looking at the view of the top, the two holes show where the cap was originally fixed. Photo supplied by John Gow - thanks, John.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Almost certainly Macfarlane's of Glasgow.
allanton

ancrum, 2015 Ancrum, Scottish Borders. Thanks to Mike Woolford for the photo.

Markings: Lion (small version).

Manufacturer: Joseph Evans.

ardwell Ardwell, Dumfries & Galloway. Thanks to Robert Malcolm for the photos.

Markings: None.


Manufacturer: Unk.
ardwell

ayr, 2014 Currently being refurbished at Ayr, S. Ayrshire, this is a fine example of its type. Thanks to Barry for the photos.

Markings: The cap carries the name "LION FOUNDRY KIRKINTILLOCH .


Manufacturer: Lion Foundry, of Kirkintilloch.
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Beeswing, Dumfries & Galloway See separate page.

borgue, 2015 At Borgue, Dumf & Gall. Thanks to Alverie Weighill for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk

carsphairn, 2017 Outside the Post Office at Carsphairn, Dumf & Gall. Thanks to Robert Malcolm for the photos.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk
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chapel knowe, 2016 At a farm near Chapelknowe, Dumf & Gall. Thanks to Alverie Weighill for the photo.

Markings: None visible.

Manufacturer: Unk

covington This pump at Covington, South Lanarkshire, has a decorative handle fulcrum very similar indeed to those seen on designs by Macfarlane's of Glasgow. Photo on the left was supplied by John Gow - thanks, John. However, a follow-up visit by John Bolton of the Scottish Ironwork Foundation resulted in a close-up photo of the pump cap, which is inscribed: covington
LION FOUNDRY CO. LTD. KIRKINTILLOCH
John (B) was able to explain that the similarity to Macfarlane designs is not surprising as the firm was set up in 1880 by three ex-Macfarlane employees who then very quickly recruited a chief designer from Macfarlanes. This story echoes the one I've been told regarding the similarity of early Lee Howl pumps to existing Joseph Evans pumps.
Markings: On cap - "LION FOUNDRY CO. LTD. KIRKINTILLOCH".

Manufacturer: Lion Foundry, Kirkintilloch.

crossmichael, 2015 A smart pump at Crossmichael, Dumfries & Galloway. Thanks to Robert Malcolm for the photos. It carries a plaque on top of the wooden housing, stating: crossmichael, 2015
 CROSSMICHAEL
VILLAGE PUMP
REINSTATED BY
THE PARISHIONERS
1994
Markings: None other visible.

Manufacturer: Unk.

darvel A most unusually styled pump in Darvel, East Ayrshire - and it works. Photo supplied by Alex Pinkerton - thanks, Alex - who informs us that the pump was installed in the grounds of the former Brown’s Institute in the early 1920s, replacing an earlier one which dated from 1876. The cap and handle have since been replaced, the former looking very much like a standard Joseph Evans design, and at the back of the pump head is a hinge which probably held the original cap.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: The pumps in nearby Sorn and in Plockton, Highlands, aren't identical, but have many similarities. It was tempting to guess that they are Glenfield and Kennedy models, as the company was located in nearby Kilmarnock - but evidence has come to light that they are highly likely to be Registered Design No 2 by the Glasgow firm, George Smith & Co.

dumfries In what used to be the grounds of a large house at Nunwood, near Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway. Thanks to Alverie Weighill for the sleuthing and the photos. The rather grand painted ashlar housing holds a very simple lead "rat's tail" pump, suggesting that it's quite old.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.
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gelston, 2016 Gelston, Dumfries & Galloway. Thanks to Robert Malcolm for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.
gelston, 2016

glenluce At a caravan park near Glenluce, Dumfries & Galloway. An unusual way of boxing the pump but allowing the interesting bits still to be seen via a perspex front. Thanks to Robert Malcolm for the photographs.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.
glenluce

gretna At the Gretna Chase Hotel, Gretna, Dumfries & Galloway. Thanks to Alverie Weighill for the photo.

Markings: " BAMFORD'S UNIVERSAL PUMP" + Bamford's shield.

Manufacturer: Bamford's of Uttoxeter.

gretna green At the Gretna Hall Hotel, Gretna Green, Dumfries & Galloway, this pump has spiral cuts running down to ground level. Thanks to Alverie Weighill for the photo.

Markings: Very indistinct wording on the cap, filled by many layers of paint. "PLUMBER" and "LOCKERBIE" can be made out, and possibly "DRUMMOND".

Manufacturer: The pump has many similarites to a Macfarlane's No. 2 model. Alverie has established that a Peter Drummond occupied premises in Lockerbie over the period 1882-1903, and "Peter Drummond, plumber and gasfitter", is recorded in Moffat and Dumfries, 1869-1950. Furthermore, she has now found an iron cover in Moffat with the wording "P.DRUMMOND & SON WATER ENGINEERS".

Hutton, Scottish Borders See separate page.

isle of whithorn, 2015 At a farm near Isle of Whithorn, Dumfries & Galloway. Thanks to Robert Malcolm for the photos.

Markings: Unk.

Manufacturer: Almost certainly Macfarlane's of Glasgow..
isle of whithorn

kier mill The remains of the pump at the smithy nr Keir Mill, Dumfries and Galloway. (This is also where the first bicycle was invented, by Kirkpatrick MacMillan in 1839/40.) Thanks to Alverie Weighill for the photo.

Markings: Unk.

Manufacturer: Unk.

kippford The wooden boxing on this pump at Kippford, Dumfries and Galloway, is showing signs of deterioration. Thanks to Alverie Weighill for the photo. Elsewhere there is a note that there used to be a date stone at the Kippford pump inscribed with 1762, but that the stone is now missing.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

kirkbean At the John Paul Jones Birthplace Museum on the Arbigland Estate, Kirkbean, Dumfries and Galloway. Thanks to Robert Malcolm for the photos.

Markings: None, but there's an unusual temporary structure inside the barrel...

Manufacturer: Unk, but a typically Scottish design.

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At a remote farm, some miles from Kirkcowan, Dumfries and Galloway.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

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Restored pump at Kirkpatrick Durham, Dumfries and Galloway.

Markings: Unk.

Manufacturer: Unk.

kirkton On the village green at Kirkton, Dumfries and Galloway. Photo supplied by Neil Munro - thanks, Neil. The good news is that the village is actively considering restoring the pump, initially cosmetically.

Markings: none visible.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Ladykirk, Scottish Borders See separate page.

Leitholm, Scottish Borders See separate page.

lochfoot Lochfoot, Dumfries & Galloway. Thanks to Alverie Weighill for the photo.

Markings: None visible at a distance.


Manufacturer: Unk.

lockerbie At Dinwoodie Green Farm, near Lockerbie, Dumfries & Galloway. Thanks to Alverie Weighill for the photo.

Markings: None.


Manufacturer: Unk.

mainsriddle A semi-rotary at Mainsriddle, Dumfries & Galloway. Thanks to Alverie Weighill for the photo.

Markings: "K4", possibly "98967" on the front plate and possibly "681338" on the body of the pump.


Manufacturer: Unk.

minnigaff, 2015 minnigaff, 2015 Near the war memorial at Minnigaff, Dumfries & Galloway. Thanks to Robert Malcolm for the photos on the left, dated 2015, where it's good to see that the top board has been re-instated but, sadly, the handle has been lost. We think that the small hole in the top surface of the spout might have been to produce a jet of water for drinking.Thanks to Nick for the photo on the right and Robert for the one far right, taken in 2010/2011.

Markings: None.


Manufacturer: Unk.
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Mochrum, Dumfries & Galloway See separate page.

Moniaive, Dumfries & Galloway See separate page.

New Abbey, Dumfries & Galloway See separate page.

new galloway, 2015 Lonely in a field near New Galloway, Dumfries & Galloway, the rainbow was too good not to include. Thanks to Robert Malcolm for the photos.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Looks like a MacFarlane No.1 pump.
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paxton Nicely restored pump with a brand new plank in Paxton, Scottish Borders. Photo supplied by John Gow - thanks, John.

Markings: Lion.


Manufacturer: Joseph Evans.

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At Pettinain, S. Lanarkshire.

Markings: Unk.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Port William, Dumfries & Galloway See separate page.

rhonehouse On the green at Rhonehouse, Dumfries & Galloway. Thanks to Alverie Weighill for the photos.

Markings: None.


Manufacturer: Unk.
rhonehouse

Shawhead, Dumfries & Galloway See separate page.

sorn Compare this pump at Sorn, East Ayrshire, with the one at nearby Darvel and another in Plockton, Highlands. The cap's obviously a replacement, and probably the handle is too. Photo supplied by Alex Pinkerton - thanks, Alex - who notes that there's a hinge still present at the back of the pump head, where the original cap was probably attached..

Markings: None.


Manufacturer: It was tempting to guess that it's a Glenfield and Kennedy model, but evidence has come to light that it's highly likely to be Registered Design No 2 by the Glasgow firm, George Smith & Co.

Stranraer, Dumfries & Galloway See separate page.

sinclair's hill A curiously psychedelic pump at Sinclair's Hill (nr Swinton), Scottish Borders. Another photo in the series supplied by John Gow.

Markings: Lion.

Manufacturer: Joseph Evans.

terregles At Bonerick, near Terregles, Dumfries & Galloway. Thanks to Alverie Weighill for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk

torthorwald In the garden of Cruck Cottage, Torthorwald, Dumfries & Galloway. Thanks to Alverie Weighill for the photo.

Markings: None visible.

Manufacturer: Unk

town yetholm This pump at Town Yetholm, Scottish Borders, has its handle incorrectly connected at the fulcrum. Photos supplied by John Bolton - thanks, John. We know that this pump was bought from an antiques dealer, but are of the opinion that it's a Chinese copy.

Markings: Rankin & Co., Ballymena.

Manufacturer: Of Chinese origin.
town yetholm

whithorn, 2016 On a farm near Whithorn, Dumfries & Galloway. Thanks to Robert Malcolm for the photos.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk, but it looks like a MacFarlane's model.
whithorn, 2016

wigtown On a farm near Wigtown, Dumfries & Galloway. Thanks to Robert Malcolm for the photos. Lifting the cracked cap reveals that the operating rod is missing.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk

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